Musical about quilting at Quilt Museum March 9, 10

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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is located at 1523 N. 33rd St.

A musical about quilting is the latest stage production to be performed by Southeast Community College students and faculty. Theater instructor Dr. Jon Gruett will lead the cast and crew in song and lyrics.

“Quilters” will take place March 9 and 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at 1523 N. 33rd St. in Lincoln. Advance tickets to the musical will be available on Eventbrite.com for $15 plus processing fees. The musical is a full production with an orchestra accompaniment featuring American Folk music.

Dr. Gruett said the musical has a cast of seven women and thought the International Quilt Center and Museum would be the perfect location to help celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to see the musical in this setting,” Gruett said about the Quilt Museum. “We will have examples of real quilts as part of the backdrop of this production.”

The play is about the lives of American pioneer women told through short vignettes, including girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness, and death. Each tale involves a piece of quilting, which incorporates that concern into its design.

“It deals with the themes of prairie pioneers which is within this region,” Gruett added. “The whole play is about this mother and her six daughters talking about different stories from that time period.”

“Quilters” opened on Broadway in 1984 for a short two-month run and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

March 9 performance: http://bit.ly/quilterstickets030918

March 10 performance: http://bit.ly/quilterstickets031018

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu